Simplified motion and loading compared to physiological motion and loading in a hip joint simulator.

@article{Smith2000SimplifiedMA,
  title={Simplified motion and loading compared to physiological motion and loading in a hip joint simulator.},
  author={S L Smith and Anthony Unsworth},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={214 3},
  pages={233-8}
}
Two wear tests were conducted using the Durham Hip Joint Wear Simulator to investigate the effects of simplified motion and loading on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular cup wear rates. Bovine serum was used as a lubricant and a gravimetric technique was used to measure wear. The first wear test duration was 7.1 x 10(6) cycles and investigated the effect of simplified loading. This was achieved by using full physiological motion and loading for the first 5 x 10(6… CONTINUE READING